Ich in DT - Looking for Treatment Advice

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by Marshall O, May 26, 2013.

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  1. Renee@LionfishLair

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    Mine has been in that tank since December 2011.
     
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  3. Marshall O

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    Well already then. I guess it is longer than a year!
     
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    But you are right in that the word around town is less than a year. Now I have to go find that reference or it will drive me crazy. I really must organize my notes.

    I was never a believer that they "burn themselves out" in captivity.
     
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    Ok, found some info. You don't mind me hijacking, do you? People on the forums say they "die off" due to too much inbreeding resulting in genetic degeneration. Problem is, Ich doesn't reproduce that way. They don't find a mate and breed, they duplicate themselves in their own little "cocoon". So, if inbreeding is the main reason behind the "die off", that busts that myth right there.
     
  6. Marshall O

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    Not at all Renee. I always love a good discussion anyways!

    I think you are right in what was the thought process (inbreeding). I wonder if there are any other factors that come into play though? Someone must have done some research on this...
     
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    If it's out there, I'll find it. :) I have Ninja Google skills.
     
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  9. Marshall O

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    You crack me up. Looking forward to seeing what you find 8)
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
  11. Marshall O

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    Interesting, I figured Leebca had something on this subject. I probably read it over a year ago...

    Everything he wrote makes sense, to me anyways.
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I wish there was more hard facts and research available but it's so hard to find.

    Hopefully Renee will dig something else up.